Please contact me if you have an update on any of this information!
|Local Homeschool Co-ops|
|Local Homeschool Drop-Off Programs|
|Local Homeschool Facebook Groups|
|Local Homeschool Groups - Christian|
Local Homeschool Co-ops
|Almond Blossom Homeschool Co-op Directory||Connect with parents from Merced to Ripon areas with a variety of co-ops to meet the needs of your children. Public events and some field trips will get posted on this Facebook.||Atwater, Livingston, Merced|
|Koininia Co-op||Christian program. Annual affiliation fee for weekly classes. Some parent participation is required. They have a closed FB group for members.||Christian|
|Los Banos Homeschool Co-op||This group is for home school families looking for additional support, fun, education and friendship! We meet twice a week and offer a variety of classes, enrichment, clubs, tutoring, peer interaction, field trips and MORE! This is a great way for your child to learn from other people, interact with children in their age group and other groups!||Los Banos|
|Merced Homeschoolers Co-op||For families looking to do events and activities together!||Merced|
|Run Wyld Co-op||An inclusive nature based group that does meet ups, hikes, and outdoors activities. "We mainly meet between Merced and Livingston but will have meetups to do hike or other outdoor activities throughout the Central Valley." Meets on Fridays. Contact Mariah Ftacek for more info.||Merced County|
|Synergy Co-op||We are a cooperative group of parents and students in the greater Fresno area who hope to enrich and learn from each other, and share in the strengths and diversity of the home school community. We were founded in August, 2014.||Fresno|
Local Homeschool Drop-Off Programs
|Bungalow Lane ALC||An enrichment center that uses Agile Learning tools. We believe in Self Directed Education! Therefore, our community does not have a conventional school curriculum sorted into different subjects like Math, Science, English and History. Instead we support Interdisciplinary Learning, where students explore the world around them. Students create activities and experiences that help them make connections and design their own learning path.||Self-Directed Learning, Unschooling|
|Project Learn||We are a service and support to homeschooling families. We offer core, foundational classes through our project-based learning approach to give students a unique, hands-on learning experience in a supportive, fun, and engaging community.||Fresno|
Local Homeschool Facebook Groups
|559 Curriculum Sell, Buy, Trade, Fresno, Clovis||This group serves Fresno, Clovis and outlying cities.|
|Badass Unschoolers of the Central Valley||The group you'll find here is united by a common desire to allow our children to follow their interests, trusting that they will therein learn what they need to know, when they need to know it.|
|California Homeschool Network||We welcome and encourage questions, conversations, personal stories, sharing of ideas and things you love to do or places you love to visit. This space is for families from all walks of life to feel safe, welcomed and supported in their homeschooling journey.|
|Central Valley Families Homeschooling with YV or MR||This group is a secular meaning non-religious, NOT anti-religious group. It is meant to be a source of love and encouragement within the Inspire Homeschool communities. The purpose is to become acquainted, form new friendships, and support each other in the creative process our individual educational journeys are. This is a group to share who you and your family are and what you and your family are doing.|
|Central Valley Home School Curriculum Buy, Sell Trade||Home school curriculum swap for the Central Valley of California.|
|Christian Homeschoolers of the California Central Valley||This group has been created to connect homeschooling families in the Central Valley areas: Madera/Oakhurst, Fresno, Clovis, Kingsburg, Hanford/Lemoore, Visalia, Tulare/ Porterville.||Christian|
|Fresno Area Homeschool Charters and Enrichment||Sister group to the Fresno Area Homeschoolers group…secular (non-religious, NOT anti) …This group is for local homeschool families to interact with and learn directly from local businesses about all the opportunities there are in the Fresno Area/Central Valley for homeschool families. This is also a place for Fresno area Charter schools that cater to homeschoolers and local enrichment programs that offer products/services to local homeschool families to share info about their programs and services and answer questions.||Secular|
|Fresno Area Homeschoolers||THIS IS THE MAIN ONLINE GROUP FOR HOMESCHOOLERS IN THIS AREA. A very active secular (non-religious, NOT anti) Facebook group created and moderated by me, webmama of FresnoFamily.com. This is the place to be if you’d like to be in contact with the Fresno area homeschool community as a whole. Great place to get to know what’s out there for us, ask questions of veteran homeschoolers, and to hear about gatherings and happenings and resources. This is a secular group in that no religious discussion is permitted…however, there are plenty of religious homeschoolers on this group. It is a group for everyone.||Fresno County, Kings County, Madera County, Secular, Tulare County|
|Fresno Area Secular Homeschoolers||Sister group to the Fresno Area Homeschoolers group. This group is for Fresno Area Homeschoolers that identify as secular homeschoolers…that is, they are families homeschooling their children without religion. Families in this group teach their children science such as evolution and climate change and believe that the way to get through the current global pandemic is to wear a mask and distance ourselves from others for the good of all.||Fresno County, Kings County, Madera County, Secular, Tulare County|
|Fresno Homeschool Nature Explorers||A group of homeschoolers who explore and learn about nature together. We meet weekly throughout Fresno area. Activities include hiking, lessons, climbing trees, and exploring.||Fresno County|
|Fresno Homeschooling Fun Fridays group||Join us as we go out and play. We all love to create fun times for our kids and as homeschoolers, sometimes it is hard to find ways for them to make friends. With this group, I’m hoping to create opportunities for everyone to get some Vitamin D and make some lasting friendships.||Fresno County|
|Fresno-Clovis Homeschool Tribe||The goal and purpose of this group is to create a local homeschool community whose focus is to be socially active with IN-PERSON activities, with Facebook facilitating that. We felt the need for an in-person support system to build friendships amidst a primarily technology-driven world.||Fresno County|
|Home-school Meet-Ups Fresno/Clovis||The purpose of this page is a platform for sharing info about & connecting w/groups meeting up for their home-schoolers.||Fresno County|
|Homeschool Families in the Sierras||This group is for homeschool families (or those considering homeschooling) as a way to connect with others in the Sierras. It is not associated with any school, not religiously affiliated, though posts involving religion are allowed.|
|Homeschool Huddle||Welcome to a safe place to share your home school questions and resources. Most of us are based out of Central California, but not all. Some of us are veterans and some are just starting the journey...or just thinking about it.|
|Homeschooling Older Kids in the Fresno Area||Sister group to the Fresno Area Homeschoolers group. This is a secular group for parents homeschooling children ages 10 and older, in the Fresno Area of California. This means it is a non-religious group for finding similar aged children with similar interests for social engagements and hopefully develop lasting friendships! It's also a place where we can discuss the ins and outs of homeschooling older kids.|
|Kingsburg Homeschool Connection||This group is intended as a place for those in (or just outside) Kingsburg, who have chosen to homeschool their children, to connect.|
|T.A.P.S. Area Mountain Homeschoolers||Tollhouse, Prather, Auberry, Shaver. This is not a homeschool group. We do not have classes or credits. We do not file together. We like our privacy and autonomy. But we do need each other. Sometimes we need encouragement, sometimes advice. Sometimes we need an understanding nod or a sympathetic ear. Our kids need friends to play with when everyone else is in school. This is a place to network. To meet other local homeschoolers. To plan get togethers. To get ideas, share inspiration, and encourage each other as we homeschool our precious youngsters.||Auberry, Prather, Shaver, Tollhouse|
|Visalia Homeschool Hub||This is a place for homeschoolers in the Visalia area to share events and classes that could be interesting to homeschoolers and to share advice and tips or ask questions about homeschooling. We aim to provide another Facebook group for the Visalia area to share all that Visalia offers to homeschoolers.||Visalia|
|Visalia Homeschoolers||A place for all types of homeschoolers in Visalia CA to connect, organize park days or field trips, and just to get support.||Visalia|
|West Fresno County Area Homeschoolers||This group is for homeschooling parents in the western part of Fresno County, California. Including: Kerman, Firebaugh, Mendota, San Joaquin, Biola, Easton...as well as Central Unified School District.||Biola, Central Unified School District, Easton, Firebaugh, Fresno County, Kerman, Mendota, San Joaquin|
|YVC & MRA Central Support for Admins, HST’s, and Families||Yosemite Valley Charter & Monarch River Academy (formerly Inspire Charter School). This is intended to be a supportive and positive platform for families to engage directly with their school. We are here to answer your questions to address your concerns and support you all on this journey.||Fresno County, Kern County, Kings County, Madera County, Merced County, Mono County, Monterey County, San Benito County, Tulare County|
Local Homeschool Groups - Christian
|Better Together||Fresno area group of homeschool Christian families that keep updated by email. No required meetings, participate when you wish. Posts are as needed either for classes, field trips, urgent prayer requests, needs, and encouragement. If you would like to be added to the email list, please send an email and introduce yourself and family to: email@example.com||Christian|
|CHEFA: Christian Home Educators of the Fresno Area||CHEFA is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of providing information, training, and support to the Christian Home School Community of the greater Fresno area. CHEFA is a network of Christian home educating families who volunteer to organize local activities that encourage quality Christian home education in the Fresno area. Visit their website for more information.||Christian|
|Classical Conversations||When you homeschool with Classical Conversations, we connect you with a local community of like-minded families who not only learn together, but do life together. We equip homeschool parents with the confidence to raise bright, observant students who have a lifelong love of learning.||Christian|
|ROCK (Christian homeschool group)||The ROCK Group is a Christian homeschool group that meets the first and third Friday of the month. We primarily do field trips and social events with an emphasis on building friendships through regular fellowship. Families are required to attend at least one event a month and help plan activities for the year. K-12 For more information contact Angela Toovey at firstname.lastname@example.org||Christian|
Thank you Tina for organizing such a wonderful resource list!!
You’re very welcome!
Hello, I am currently homeschooling my 9 year old grandson. I am looking for a group for park meet-ups or field trips in the Clovis area. I did find a mention of something online held at Bicentennial Park, but search as I might, I cannot find it again. If anyone knows of this group or any suggestions of another group, I would appreciate the info. Thank you.
We haven’t had the Bicentennial Park days for years…if it’s the one from way back when…But there are park days being organized via the Fresno Area Homeschoolers group on Facebook. Come join us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/FresnoAreaHomeschoolers
Need phone number of someone that help my son- in – law to talk to people of getting a a social group to help him
I’m not sure what you’re asking? The info on this page is for helping homeschoolers to find their own social groups. If your son-in-law is a homeschooler, he can use the info on this page to reach out to various local homeschool groups in our area and find ways to connect with others.
My husband and I are planning to return to Fresno. Our son is 9 and we just started homeschooling last year. We currently live in West Michigan and there is no shortage of homeschooling options, classes, oportunities and they even have a building with a book store here! Im looking to see what the resources are, if there are any groups to get involved with, extra curricular activities ect. Thanks!!!
There’s tons of stuff…just depends on what you’re looking for!
My son and I recently moved to the Fresno area. I am currently homeschooling him and was looking for available volunteer opportunities for him. Does anyone know of any organizations looking for teen volunteers in the Fresno/Clovis area.?
Sorry, just saw this…None specifically, sorry, but https://www.handsoncentralcal.org/ would be a good place too ask!
My wife and I are planning on moving back to the Fresno Clovis area. We need help finding a home school charter that will allow us to teach non common core etc. also is there charters that give extra $$$$ for classes at places such as Taekwondo art Lego engineering. We get credits to send our kids there. This would be helpful to find this information
Currently the only local homeschool charter that provides funding to homeschoolers that I recommend is Inspire charter…but do keep in mind it does come with public school requirements like testing and standards and unless you sign up with a special program they don’t have on site classes. There are also other homeschool charters that provide their own on-site classes but do not provide direct funding. Check this page: http://fresnofamily.com/homeschooling/local-homeschool-options/ for all the local options.
I am so discouraged with the normal school system for my special needs ADHD 10 year old son. Looking into homeschooling him for the upcoming school year but feel discouraged and overwhelmed in this. Any tips out there from homeschool families who do homeschool special needs children? Thanks – Shahna
Come join us on the Fresno Area Homeschoolers Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FresnoAreaHomeschoolers/ I know there are quite a few families with special needs children on there. I’m sure they can give you support and advice.
Hello , I am a first year mom to homeschooling. My little one is in kindergarten. I was having a hard time finding a group for her and decided to put one together. It’s completely free to join for the whole family and not only does it offer fun but as well as fun educational tours, playgroups, and much more for all ages. I was hoping I can be listed in your list of homeschooling support groups. Are website is https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/UnitedChristianHomeschoolingFamilies/info. I would love to share our fun homeschooling experience with all. Thank you so much for all your help and support.
Any charlotte mason type homeschool groups in or around fresno? thanks.
Oh, wow, I don’t know of any CM groups in this area, but I was searching for one too! That’s how I got to this site. I’ll try to remember to keep checking this page for a response. It’s nice to know there’s at least one other family interested in CM here too. 🙂
I am trying to figure out if homeschooling my four year old is the best option, is there and advice or tips I could get on weather it is the best thing? I would like to hear your opinion on homeschooling vs. public school just having a hard tome deciding what to do with my daughter.
A friend and I do a podcast called the Savvy Homeschool Moms: http://www.savvyhomeschoolmoms.com You may find that helpful in deciding.
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